Humpback whales returning to BC’s coast

Christy Wilson

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Tuesday, April 4 2017

They’re big, they’re beautiful, and they’re back from the brink of extinction! Join us on Saturday, April 8th at 6:30 PM at the Roxy (presentation starts at 7 PM) for a discussion on the return of Humpback Whales to BC’s coast. All welcome! 

Presenter Jackie Hildering is a researcher with the Marine Education and Research Society and wishes to share MERS’ work with those who are most often on or near the water and discuss how we can work together to better understand these giants and the risks they face (for the sake of boater and whale safety). Information will include MERS research on Humpback feeding and rate of entanglement and efforts to increase awareness around collision and what to do if entanglement is witnessed. 

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As an educator, avid diver and underwater photographer, Jackie is also known as “The Marine Detective” with recent on-camera experience including being featured on Animal Planet’s “Wild Obsession” series and in the BBC productions “New threat to Canada’s Pacific humpback whales?” and “Ingenious Animals”. It indeed promises to be informative and entertaining!

See www.mersociety.org

Presentation is hosted by Gabriola Rescue of Wildlife Society, Gabriola Streamkeepers, and the Gabriola Land & Trails Trust.